Elective and Non-Elective Pet Surgery-Including Spays and Neuters

Lockerby Animal Hospital is able to provide full surgical services for both elective and non-elective procedures.  Essentially, elective surgery pertains to those requested by pet owners for the benefit of their cat or dog, and are usually related to spaying or neutering.  Non-elective surgery is usually a surgical procedure recommended by the veterinarian due to physical exam findings or findings from other diagnostic tests such as x-rays or blood work.

The most common types of non-elective surgeries performed at Lockerby Animal Hospital are:

  • surgical removal of lumps or tumours of the skin, subcutaneous tissue or muscle
  • treatment of abscesses and other wounds or lacerations
  • cystotomy-removal of mineral stones from your pet’s urinary bladder
  • abdominal surgery to remove intestinal obstructions or masses
  • dental surgery

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our surgical services.